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Neil Fingleton (18 Dec 1980 – 25 Feb 2017) was a British actor and basketball player. He measured 7ft 7in and had roles in Game of Thrones as Mag the Mighty (2014 – 2017), 47 Ronin (2013) as Lovecraftian Samurai, Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) providing motion capture for the Ultron CGI, and also had roles in X-men: First Class (2011) as a Russian General’s Bodyguard 1, and Jupiter Ascending (2015) in Sargorn Fight Sequence. He also played “The Fisher King”, an alien warlord in a two-part Doctor Who serial in 2015.

Fingleton died from heart failure in 2017, seven days after his 37th birthday. His funeral was held at Durham Cathedral.

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